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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Steve Kendig
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Dayton
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kurt Hoffmann
Environmental Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
8,900

Program name (1st program):
The River Stewards

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
8,900

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

The River Stewards engage the campus and the greater community in a dialogue about our water resources. Past activities include river paddles, educational outreach in local K-12 schools and on campus, and project-based work. An example of a River Stewards' successful project would be the design and implementation of our campus bike share program. The Stewards are currently starting a new project that focuses on our excellent tap water in an effort to curb bottled water use on campus.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (1st program):

The River Stewards program is the flagship program of the Rivers Institute administered by the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community at the University of Dayton. A three-year program focused on leadership development and civic engagement, students can apply to become a River Steward in the second semester of their freshman year. Applying requires a written application and interviews.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

Annual orientation/training sessions; retreats; educational sessions with local and campus leaders; project based learning.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The program is funded through the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community and has a full time program coordinator.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.